Songs for Peace. Sunday 9th December.

Songs for Peace
in aid of 
Médecins Sans Frontières

Pre-Booked tickets only and all tickets include access to the Castle, Exhibition, Gardens, Gift Shop and Tea Rooms. £25.00 per adult/£10.00 per child.

Lord and Lady Carnarvon will be opening their home once again for a special one-day event with Tours of the Castle and Exhibition in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors without Borders).

"MSF is one of the charities we supported at our 'Heroes at Highclere' Weekend in September.  It is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation (NGO) of French origin, best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases. The doctors and nurses go to help the people in the greatest need, wherever and whenever they need it. This will always be what motivates them" . 

Lady Carnarvon

The gates and parking open from 10am when the tearooms will also be ready to offer hot coffees and croissants before you explore the Gardens, or the Gift Shop for Christmas gifts. 

We ask everyone to gather in the Courtyard of the Castle at 11:00am come rain or shine, and stand with us to sing together during the short Service. Afterwards, you will be able to tour both the Castle and the Egyptian Exhibition.



In order to give all our visitors an opportunity to view both the Castle State Rooms and the Exhibition, we have organised two separate tour schedules, (although, as above, all are welcome on site from 10am):

  • Visitors who have entry ticket A (11:30am entry) will tour the Castle first, before exploring the Egyptian Exhibition.
  • Visitors who have an ticket B (1pm entry) will explore the Exhibition first, followed by an entry to the Castle.

In each case, there will be plenty of time to see everything; we are only trying to disperse any long queues, to make the experience more enjoyable for you all.

The weather may often be challenging in some of the war torn areas of the world in which MSF seek to help. However, it may also be cold and unkind here in England.  So, we would ask that you arrive well prepared for the Service which will be held in the Courtyard area at the rear of the Castle. We all can then go in to find warmth and food in the Castle Tea Rooms, whereas the MSF doctors and their patients abroad may not be so lucky.

Our Tea Rooms will be open all day, selling homemade soup, light lunches, hot food,  and of course cakes and scones.

Because this event takes place in December, we advise visitors to check on the day for the latest weather and travel information. This event will take place outside, so please do wear sensible warm and waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear. 


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